Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Recreation

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By Rob Harvey

Marketing Manager - Bridge Classic Cars

If you’re a fan of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film then you might want to take a look at an auction being hosted by H&H later this month, as a bespoke replica of the nostalgic classic is going under the hammer.

Described as possibly the only “Chitty” built with genuine pre-WW2 components, the car is something of a work of art and has been built and finished to an extremely high standard. The owner and creator of the vehicle is a renowned builder of vintage American cars so had access to a number of parts that were suitable for his recreation.

The overall design of the car closely follows the one you would have seen in the iconic film, but some small changes have been implemented to improve aesthetics. A great deal of attention has been given to the authenticity of the 1920s era, including the genuine wooden artillery wheels. Other components include 1909 oil-fired sidelights and 2 wheel-only brakes, with bands on the outside and shoes on the inside. This authenticity also extends to the pedal layout that remains consistent to the time with the accelerator in the middle, brake on the right, and clutch on the left.

Not only is the look of the car a stunning replica, but “Chitty” is also being sold with the “FLY 539” number plate.

It’s not just from the film that you may recognise the vintage vehicle either, as it has been displayed at multiple shows such as the London Classic Show 2023, the NEC Classic Car Show, and at various other events around the country. Molly and Lily saw the car at the London Classic Car Show and actually spoke with its creator.

Lucas Gomersall, vehicle specialist at H&H Classics said, “Being trusted with the sale of such an iconic vehicle is a privilege. This is a truly unique piece of automotive history, with remarkable provenance, and is certain to be as much a delight to movie fans as it will be to car enthusiasts worldwide. The thorough attention to detail and unwavering commitment to creating a handsome evocation of the car, make this sale a one-off event.”

This beautiful Chitty Chitty Bang Bang replica will be one of over 130 lots to be featured at H&H Classics’ sale at the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, on the 26th of July. Additional highlights of the auction include a 1910 Brush Model D, a 1929 Lagonda 2-Litre Low Chassis Speed Model Tourer, and the 1973/2021 Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ Evocation.

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